You shouldn’t draw conclusions because of his name: SiMPLE’s work is anything but simple. With his background and inspiration coming from graffiti, he developed his own style over the past years combining very aesthetic colours, geometric shapes and different materials. Based in Gothenburg, Sweden, he not only paints and illustrates but beautifies the city with [...]
If there ever were classic textbook examples showing how you should go about doodling in, well, textbooks, these would be just the thing. Kotaku has a pretty nice collection of Japanese textbooks defaced by kids who were clearly bored out of their minds. Historical figures simply don’t stand a chance against stationery. Too fun.
Genius! Toronto-based Terry Fan mixes traditional ink and graphite with Photoshop to create these classy studio portraits of Star Wars icons as Victorian dignitaries. There’s Lord Vader in a top coat and top hat, Chancellor Chewie looking grand with a monocle and pocket watch, Sir Yoda suited up for the occasion, Earl of Eisley enjoying [...]
Straight out of the cool brains of Lauren Hom, a graphic designer and illustrator based in New York City: that’s Daily Dishonesty, an ongoing series of illustrations of little lies and commonly abused phrases that people say all the time, like ‘We’re just friends’ and ‘Just ten more minutes’. Wicked stuff.
Danilo Brandao is a Sydney-based Brazilian artist and graphic designer. I had the pleasure of exhibiting some of his work in a group show last year and immediately fell in love with his style. If there is a true all-rounder out there, it’d have to be this guy. From producing eye-catching detailed collage work, to [...]
The work detailed way of illustrating animals and cute little creatures of Medellin-based graphic designer, illustrator and art director Alejandro Giraldo has brought him clients like Vueling, Nike and Snickers. And if that’s not enough, he even has his own clothing line, called Velmost, to pimp your body, too.
Hugh Langis is a Toronto-based illustrator and art director at Half Hunter. Over the years his work has been recognized by American Illustration, Creative Quarterly and published in The Globe and Mail, Condé Nast Traveler and L’actualité. His first big break, however, was having his work published on the cover of Seattle’s The Stranger newspaper. [...]
Stephen Baker is a Melbourne-based graphic artist and illustrator working out of Magic Johnston Art and Design Cultural Complex in Collingwood. His bread and butter is designing prints for various commercial and boutique clothing labels, but with every other spare moment, Baker illustrates, paints, prints and puts together shows. No wonder we like his work [...]
Helena Maratheftis is a London-based professional doodler who is obsessed with saturated colour and in-your-face patterns. Her work spans the fields of illustration, graphic design, hand-drawn type and cheeky humour.
Los Angeles artist and tattooist Michael Kortez has been displaying his work publicly since the age of 8 at various galleries throughout California, New York, and as far as Mexico. This includes group shows such as Laluzapalooza 2013 at La Luz de Jesus Gallery and two collaborations with Dogtown’s skate icon Tony Alva at Exhibit [...]
If you love coloring, and love indie music acts like Broken Social Scene and MGMT, you may now clap your hands and, er, say yeah. The Indie Rock Coloring Book gives you the best of both worlds. While you’re having fun coloring the hand-illustrated designs in this booklet, you can also try to locate all [...]
The ever-prolific Olly Moss, who has done too many cool projects — like the Star Wars poster and these fantastic silhouettes — also claims to be on a ‘continuing quest to ruin super heroes for everyone’. There are only two in the series so far, but the English graphic designer has already ruined Spidey for [...]
Aussie artist Ben Frost has struck again, and this time he’s hand painting colorful pop art over product packaging. We especially dig the ones on McDonald’s characteristic red paper packaging for its fries and random packaging for pharmaceutical products.
Not sure whether to read a book or inspect some art for inspiration? Russell Cobb, a celebrated illustrator based in the UK, offers a creative compromise: experimenting with canvases, he has come up with a colorful and striking ‘book painting series which is just lovely.
Jason D’Aquino refers to himself as a miniaturist and no one can doubt that when you see the size of his detailed graphite drawings of icons of pop culture, common objects, and his own creations that are only a inch or so in size which he creates with high powered magnifiers. He chooses to work [...]